GUN Suggest me a scope

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  1. shammamishue

    shammamishue New Member

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    i'll be hunting deer under 200 yards with a 8mm bolt action rifle
    i'd prefer to spend under $200, and do not require that powerfull of a scope, in fact the shorter the better

    any suggestions?
     
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    I think he JUST want's the scope.
     
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    Are you wanting a variable power or fixed power scope?

    I'm going to stick a 6x32mm fixed power scope from Leapers on my SKS since I'm only using it for "varmints" and coyotes at about the same range.

    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/SCP086-1073-30.html
     
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    fixed most likely, shouldnt realy need much difference for my purposes
     
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    why do you need a scope at that range, for deer?
     
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    main reason, is that the rifle doesnt have a front sight that is able to be seen

    second, the rifle was placed in a new stock before i bought it, and the stock has a cheek rest that makes you have to use a scope, otherwise you cannot get your eye down far enough to align the sights
     
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    yes thank you for your input, i will probably go with that one
     
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    why would you want a fixed 10 power for hunting? :ugh:

    get a 3-9x40
     
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    because not every shot is at 200yds and it's hard as hell to hit something at 25 when your scope is on 10 power (so I hear :o :hsugh: ).
     
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    This answer shows that you either A. Do not hunt. or B. Are mentally challenged.


    a fixed 4x would make a million times more sense.
     
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    6x =! 10x


    And this has nothing to do with acquiring a standing target and everything to do with moving targets. 10x Mildot + Running Deer at 20 yards = LOSE. :o
     
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    Plus, if it's only 20 - 25 yards away, it's hard to miss if you've shot your rifle enough to know where the general aim is. I've hit running coyotes at 50 yards or less in the dark/dusk with my rifle, simply looking down the side of the barrel like you would with the top of a shotgun.

    But that aside, get what you'd rather have. I'd get the 6x or less.
     
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    ok, this is where my ignorance is realy prevalent,
    10x has a greater zoom than a 4 or 6x? the lesser the number the less the magnification?

    and how magnifying is 10x? i dont need to just see the eye of the deer at 100 yards, i just need something with a crosshair

    i hunt in woodland, fairly forested areas
    so i realy do not need an uber scope, something modest will do the trick i mean i can see the deer fine without a scope, but the sights are are screwey
     
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    4x means four times the magnification of normal vision, so 6x and 10x are greater magnification.
     
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    thats what i thought
    so all i would in fact need is 4x or 6x scope

    any suggestions on that note?
     
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    That's what I'm doing for mine (6x magnification, 32mm objective lens)
     
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    I did that once, gut shot for the lose :hs:


    and I'd just get a 3x9, best of both worlds.
     
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    make up sex?
     
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    this ain't a dinner thing :hsugh:
     

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